The Special Forces Radio Operator

Price: $59.00


King & Country

This solo Radio Operator is carrying his PRC-25 radio inside his rucksack and holding a CAR-15 Colt ‘Commando’ carbine in his left hand as he relays instructions on his handset.
He’s wearing a locally-made ‘Tiger-Stripe’ uniform and a similar pattern ‘Boonie’ hat.

VIETNAM was the setting for one of the U.S. Special Forces’ most complex and controversial missions. Beginning in the late 1950’s small Special Forces detachments were deployed throughout the South and several neighbouring countries to undertake the defense of indigenous tribes in the most difficult areas and help them form self-defense units and fortify villages and hamlets against communist insurgents.
The men who volunteered for ‘Special Forces’ were also a very different breed of soldier... strong, independent, flexible in mind and body and capable of operating in the harshest of conditions and often the worst of situations.